Zopiclone Withdrawal and Tapering Help
"I have total faith that with a bit of willingness, lots of handwork and discipline, and the loving guidance from Point of Return, you too will succeed! - Carolyn (Zopiclone)
Looking for Help To Get Off Zopiclone? Do you Need Help to Stop Zopiclone? We know you need relief while Weaning Off Zopiclone, that is why our nonprofit takes a holistic approach to ease the Zopiclone Withdrawal Symptoms while you gently Come Off Zopiclone. We've helped people in 78 countries to escape Zopiclone and Sleeping Pill Dependence and we can help you too. Zopiclone, also known as Eszopiclone, is sold under the brand name of Lunesta is a highly addictive sleeping pill that was approved by the FDA in 2004. Zopiclone was originally marketed as a non-addictive alternative to benzodiazepines. Zopiclone Side Effects include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth, but severe Zopiclone Side Effects include suicidal ideation, hallucinations, and severe swelling under the skin in the face, tongue, arms, legs or abdomen. Zopiclone should only be used for short periods due to the risk of Zopiclone Withdrawals. Our expert, gentle Weaning Off Zopiclone approach, combined with close mentoring and natural relief is why Point of Return is the premier at-home program. Contact Us Today.
How the Program and Tapering Process Works Zopiclone Dependence
Our Zopiclone weaning program is a slow taper that allows you to safely step down from Zopiclone under the guidance of our Prescription Experts; your Physician and Pharmacist.
The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief. You will not wean Zopiclone until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals are critical.
Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help minimize Zopiclone withdrawal symptoms to improve mental and physical well-being.
Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis.
At-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start which allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age;
length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress
levels; additional medications; and interactions. Don't Wean Zopiclone alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.
Imagine being Free of Zopiclone Addiction
- Proven Program completed At-Home with Expert Guidance
- Our secret is a Slow Taper combined with Powerful all-natural Nutraceuticals to help ease Zopiclone withdrawal symptoms
- Your program is customized for your specific situation
- Professional information on interactions
- 15 years of experience helping people in 78 countries
- Free Expert Mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board
- Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)
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At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 15 years helping people come off sleeping pills correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to taper off Zopiclone, once and for all, from the comfort of your home.
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Zopiclone history and info
Zopiclone is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent used in the treatment of insomnia and is recommended for short-term use only (7 consecutive days). Z drugs were initially thought to be less addictive but time has shown a high risk of dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Initially Zopiclone was marketed as a safer alternative to benzodiazepines but a meta analysis (quantitative statistical analysis) found there are few clear and consistent differences between Zopiclone and benzodiazepines in terms of sleep onset, sleep duration, number of awakenings, quality of sleep, adverse events, tolerance, rebound insomnia and daytime alertness. More common reactions to Zopiclone show a reduction in total time spent in REM sleep.
Zopiclone has shown it may have a greater addictive potential than Benzodiazepines and has been described as a "benzodiazepine in disguise". Tolerance to the effects of Zopiclone can develop after a few weeks and abrupt withdrawal (particularly after prolonged use) can cause seizures and delirium. Due to the high dependence risk and effect on the GABA receptor, a gradual taper is recommended.
Zopiclone can cause horrible withdrawal symptoms that include a worsening of sleep and anxiety. It is critical to stop this drug properly and that is why our nonprofit was formed nearly 12 years ago. We know the importance of a slow-taper to allow the GABA receptors time to readjust at each reduction, but more importantly is getting the GABA receptors back to a healthy state so true sleep returns. Our program addresses each component of Zopiclone withdrawal - correct taper rates; all-natural items to ease symptoms; removing any interaction items through vitamins, over-the-counter, herbs, etc that actually increase symptoms and augmenting true healing.
It was introduced on the world market in 1988 but is not available in the United States, although its active molecular formula, Eszopiclone, is sold under the name Lunesta. Zopiclone is a controlled substance in the United States, Japan, Brazil, and some European countries. Sepracor Pharmaceutical separated the active compound of Zopiclone and patented it as Lunesta.
Zopiclone has shown it may have a greater addictive potential than Benzodiazepines and has been described as a "benzodiazepine in disguise". Tolerance to the effects of Zopiclone can develop after a few weeks and abrupt withdrawal (particularly after prolonged use) can cause seizures and delirium.
Zopiclone was first developed by Sepracor and introduced in 1986 by Rhone-Poulenc S.A., now part of Sanofi-Aventis who is the main manufacturer. On April 4, 2005 the United States Drug Enforcement Agency listed Zopiclone under Schedule IV, due to the evidence that the drug has addictive properties similar to benzodiazepines.
Zopiclone is not recommended during pregnancy as it is secreted in human milk and its concentrations may reach 50% of the plasma levels. Zopiclone is not recommended to nursing mothers.
Zopiclone is cross-tolerant to Benzodiazepines and Alcohol, meaning that once tolerance to Zopiclone develops, the patient will also have tolerance to any Benzodiazepine and Alcohol. This places recovering alcoholics or benzodiazepine dependent individuals at a higher risk for dependency to Zopiclone.Zopiclone is not recommended during pregnancy as it is secreted in human milk and its concentrations may reach 50% of the plasma levels. Zopiclone is not recommended to nursing mothers.
Following rapid dose decrease or abrupt discontinuation of the use of sedative/hypnotics, there have been reports of signs and symptoms similar to those associated with withdrawal from other CNS-depressant drugs [see Drug Abuse and Dependence (9)].
Withdrawal Effects: symptoms may occur with rapid dose reduction or discontinuation
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* Testimonial results may vary person to person.
*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.
*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...